Member Since March 2022
Glo Gordon has been the chief executive officer of MATRIXX Software since January 2020. She is an accomplished leader with deep experience and expertise in technology management and sales. She has served on MATRIXX Software’s Board of Directors since 2018. Prior to her work at MATRIXX, Gordon served as regional sales manager at PeopleSoft, where she served as Group Vice President of Worldwide Sales for the company’s Communications Global Business Unit, before the company was purchased by Oracle in 2006. She subsequently worked as chief revenue officer (CRO) at Jasper, the industry’s leading IoT service platform, where she drove hyper growth in delivering IoT solutions to service providers and enterprises worldwide, before the company was acquired by Cisco for $1.4 billion. After the acquisition, Gordon served as global sales leader for Cisco’s Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions and Services before becoming CRO for Uptake, an industry leader in industrial artificial intelligence and IoT. An active mentor and role model, Gordon is committed to fostering success for women in tech. She regularly holds leadership positions in industry groups that promote knowledge sharing, skills development and opportunities to improve inclusion of women across organizations. She frequently lends time and support to women who have been out of the workforce and are looking to transition back to employment, as well as to the Pacific Singers Foundation (a non-profit dedicated to getting arts education back into schools.) Gordon is also an active Alzheimer’s Association volunteer, and is currently building a non-profit foundation to fund cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research. Gordon’s commitment to philanthropy extends to environmental and animal welfare projects as well. A passionate pet-lover, Gordon is a staunch supporter of the ASPCA, XERCES Society (Save the Bees), the US Humane Society, and LEAD with Horses, an equine therapy organization. Gordon is a resident of Incline Village at Lake Tahoe, and supports the Tahoe Fund, whose mission is to provide significant private funding for environmental projects around the Lake Tahoe Basin, with an emphasis on forest health, lake clarity, sustainable recreation, transportation and stewardship. In addition to her role at MATRIXX, Gordon is a board member at publicly-traded Australian software-based elastic connectivity provider Megaport, where she works to advance the company’s DEI initiatives. Gordon is a member of and frequent contributor to the Fast Company Executive Board, and was named Executive of the Year: Telecom in 2022 by Stevie® Women in Business.
In the face of rapidly changing market conditions, what worked for your company yesterday may not work tomorrow.
Now is the time to: reflect and pivot boldly toward your continued career growth and success. It's natural to be anxious or overwhelmed about a recent setback that you or your company may be experiencing in today's fluctuating economy. However, once you assess where things went wrong, you must dust yourself off, and make any necessary improvements (from lessons learned) that will help you stay on track, and set you up to be ready for the brighter days ahead. At some point in their career, everyone faces some type of hardship—whether it's overcoming a job loss or not making the deal stick with a highly regarded potential client. In times like these, it's even more important to stay connected with trusted mentors and colleagues as you reflect on ways to improve your brand (personal and professional). We asked 20 Fast Company Executive Board members to each share their tips to encourage business professionals not to panic or give up on their short- and long-term goals no matter what marketplace analysts are reporting.
12 ways managers and staff can command professional higher standards for themselves without obsessing or feeling anxious. What does your version of "finished" look like? Does a designated task have to be "perfect" or can it simply be "good enough"—for the moment?" If you're a manager or direct report who struggles with the idea of "perfectionism" in the workplace, then you may be missing out on the bigger picture. While the fine details of a crucial assignment or potential contract should never be compromised or taken lightly, finding the right balance to get the primary work done, effectively, and in a timely given manner is just as essential. Focusing on what you can control—in lieu of what you can't, is also a key component of personal growth and continued learning to build further on the next iteration of a project. Here are 12 tips from Fast Company Executive Board members to help change your mindset and improve your workflow habits so you can move forward.
Maintaining a professional and positive tone, in your response to a colleague's request, can strengthen your business relationship and build common ground. One of the most difficult skills, for some business leaders and their colleagues, is mastering the art of saying "no." This is especially true for those who are just starting out in the industry, trying to become well-established in their professions. On the other hand, saying "yes" to every single project or event that requires your full engagement and bandwidth, can be just as detrimental to your career path if it doesn't align with your business priorities and immediate goals. So don't fall into the trap of being sidetracked. No matter where you are on the employment hierarchy at your present company and beyond, experts from Fast Company Executive Board agree that turning down a request—from anyone at any level—is appropriate at times in the workplace, especially if you are trying to move ahead on the projects that currently matter most and maintain a good work-life balance.
As CEO, you have to have social issues top of mind. It’s as much a part of your job as meeting your quarterly numbers.
Silicon Valley-based MATRIXX Software delivers a cloud-native monetization solution that powers many of the world’s leading communications companies, IoT players and emerging network service providers. MATRIXX provides a 5G ready, no-code platform that enables companies to transform how they package, price and deliver network-based products including emerging digital services such as augmented reality and Industrial machine to machine communications. By empowering service providers to rapidly develop, deploy and monetize new products and services MATRIXX unlocks new revenue streams enabled by digitization, cloud and 5G networks. MATRIXX has received numerous industry awards for its work with customers across the globe. To learn more, visit: https://www.matrixx.com/awards/